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Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds to Be Buried Together

30 December 2016 7:03 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds will have a joint funeral and be buried together at the Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

"My mother and my sister are together right now," Todd Fisher said Friday after the Los Angeles Coroners Office released Carrie Fisher's body back to the family following an examination into her cause of death; the results of initial tests were inconclusive, TMZ reports.

The actress who portrayed Star Wars' Princess Leia died December 27th, four days after suffering a massive cardiac episode aboard a Los Angeles-bound plane. »

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How a Younger Generation Embraced Debbie Reynolds Through ‘Kim Possible,’ ‘Halloweentown’ and ‘Rugrats’

29 December 2016 2:22 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While Debbie Reynolds’ most important legacy will be the great Hollywood musicals, including “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” the actress never stopped working over her six-decade career — making her the rare star who was a titan of classic Hollywood, but almost just as familiar to later generations.

Reynolds died suddenly Dec. 28 while planning a memorial service for her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died just a day before.

In one of her final live-action roles, Reynolds made an impression as Bobbi Adler, mother to Debra Messing’s character, on “Will & Grace.” And her last, a memorable turn as Liberace’s domineering mom in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra,” aged and un-glammed for the role, was said to echo her own relationship with Carrie Fisher.

One of her earlier voice roles, as the titular spider in “Charlotte’s Web,” was also remembered by a generation of kids who watched and rewatched the bittersweet tale on »

- Pat Saperstein and Daniel Holloway

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How a Younger Generation Embraced Debbie Reynolds Through ‘Kim Possible,’ ‘Halloweentown’ and ‘Rugrats’

29 December 2016 2:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While Debbie Reynolds’ most important legacy will be the great Hollywood musicals, including “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” the actress never stopped working over her six-decade career — making her the rare star who was a titan of classic Hollywood, but almost just as familiar to later generations.

Reynolds died suddenly Dec. 28 while planning a memorial service for her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died just a day before.

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Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Pens Tribute to Debbie Reynolds: ‘I Was Always in Awe of Her Fierce Spirit’

In one of her final live-action roles, Reynolds made an impression as Bobbi Adler, mother to Debra Messing’s character, on “Will & Grace.” And her last, a memorable turn as Liberace’s domineering mom in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra,” aged and un-glammed for the role, was said to echo her own relationship with Carrie Fisher.

One of her earlier voice roles, »

- Pat Saperstein and Daniel Holloway

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Film News: Remembering Debbie Reynolds, in 2009 Interview

29 December 2016 2:05 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – The shocking news of the passing of Debbie Reynolds, hours after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, is still resonating in the 2016 atmosphere. Ms. Reynolds died of a massive stroke on December 28th, at her son’s home near Los Angeles, while making funeral arrangements for her daughter. She was 84.

Debbie Reynolds is a true movie star, straddling the era between the studio system of the 1940s through co-starring in a film by Albert Brooks (“Mother”). She was the old fashioned “quadruple threat,” adept at song, dance, drama and comedy. Her daughter Carrie was the prodigy of her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher – they were the All-American couple of the 1950s – but they were destined to have a messy and public divorce two years after Carrie was born, when Eddie revealed an affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Through it all, Reynolds maintained her movie star status, from her first »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Debbie Reynolds’ 10 Best Moments: IndieWire Staff Pay Tribute to A Star Who Shined on Everything

29 December 2016 9:01 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday at the age of 84, she had been famous for more than 65 years. A multi-talented star who fixed her place in the Hollywood firmaments when she was just 19 years old (the same age that her daughter, the late Carrie Fisher, was introduced to the world as Princess Leia), Reynolds’ life was the stuff of Tinseltown legend, and she never seemed to grow tired of the spotlight. On the contrary, she was a force of nature until the bitter end, brightening almost every corner of showbiz at one point or another during her decades on stage and screen.

Read More: Debbie Reynolds’ Co-Stars and More Celebrities Mourn Her Passing on Twitter

A hit recording artist, an Oscar (and Tony)-nominated leading lady, a Las Vegas lounge sensation, and a dedicated collector of movie memorabilia (some of her most heroic efforts were dedicated to the preservation of »

- Anne Thompson, David Ehrlich, Kate Erbland, Liz Shannon Miller and William Earl

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Debbie Reynolds: Her 11 Best Musical Moments on Screen and on Stage

29 December 2016 6:22 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Debbie Reynolds, who died on Wednesday at the age of 84, was one of the last icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Throughout her nearly seven decade career, Reynolds made a name for herself as a triple-threat singer, dancer, and actor — with roles in big-screen MGM musicals and Broadway shows. She was also chart-topping recording artist and dynamic live performer, who toured the country for years as a night club entertainer.

Music was an inescapable part of Reynolds career. Here are 11 of her best musical moments.

“Aba Daba Honeymoon” (1950)

Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan’s “Aba Daba Honeymoon” was first recorded »

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Debbie Reynolds, Veteran Actress and Carrie Fisher's Mother, Dead at 84

28 December 2016 6:57 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Debbie Reynolds, the singer-actress who starred in the 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain and the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died. She was 84.

As Variety reports, the actress was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital following a suspected stroke on Wednesday, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

"She wanted to be with Carrie," son Todd Fisher told the magazine.

Reynolds was a Hollywood darling of the 1950s and 1960s, with her all-American looks and charm and oft-sweet onscreen demeanor, she seemed to embody the vibe of that era. »

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Debbie Reynolds Death: Her Most Iconic Roles

28 December 2016 5:53 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Debbie Reynolds died at the age of 84 on Wednesday, just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

The legendary singer and actress was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a possible stroke.

One of the most iconic stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Reynolds starred in a number of memorable roles, including that of Kathy Selden in the beloved 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, and that of Molly Brown in 1964’s The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which earned her an Oscar nomination.

Kathy Selden – Singin’ in the Rain

Reynolds nabbed her first leading role at age 19, playing Kathy Selden, »

- Tierney McAfee

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Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84, Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Passing

28 December 2016 5:44 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Debbie Reynolds, famed film and TV actress and the mother of Carrie Fisher, died on Wednesday following a stroke. She was 84 years old.

“I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” Reynolds said hours before her stroke, son Todd Fisher shared with TMZ.

TMZ reported that Reynolds was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a “medical emergency” at Todd Fisher’s Beverly Hills home. Reynolds and her son were reportedly discussing funeral plans for her daughter Carrie, who died just one day earlier, following a heart attack.

Video: Carrie Fisher Presents Debbie Reynolds With »

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Singin’ in the Rain Star Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher

28 December 2016 5:43 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Screen icon Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84. The news comes just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, 60, died of a heart attack.

Reynolds was thinking of her daughter in her final moments. “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” she said shortly before passing, her son Todd told TMZ.

Reynolds was at her and Fisher’s property when she had to be rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke on Wednesday afternoon, People confirmed .

On Tuesday, Reynolds had taken to social media to thank fans for their support in the »

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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84

28 December 2016 5:40 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

She was taken to the hospital from Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after suffering a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she was unable to attend the ceremony due »

- Carmel Dagan

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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84

28 December 2016 5:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

She was taken to the hospital from Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after suffering a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin' in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she »

- Carmel Dagan

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Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husband Has to Move Out of Their Home (Photo Gallery)

19 December 2016 9:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Zsa Zsa Gabor struck a sweet deal on her Bel-Air mansion, and now that she's died ... it means her widower has to find a new place to live Asap. Sources close to Zsa Zsa tell TMZ ... Frederic Prinz von Anhalt has to move out of the home he shared with her because he has no ownership rights. Gabor actually sold the mansion in 2013, but made a "life estate" deal which allowed her to live out her days there. »

- TMZ Staff

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Matt Damon talks returning to the role of Jason Bourne

25 July 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Matt Damon talks returning to the role of Jason BourneMatt Damon talks returning to the role of Jason BourneColin Covert7/25/2016 3:18:00 Pm

"Why would he come back now?”

So asks Tommy Lee Jones’ stern CIA chief about the surprise return of Jason Bourne, the tough-as-nails rogue field agent played by Matt Damon. After three films where the fugitive agent couldn’t be intercepted, followed by a decade spent off the grid (and movie screens), he’s back for the aptly titled Jason Bourne.

Why would he come back now? Damon, director Paul Greengrass, Universal Studios and a huge fanbase simply wanted to see Bourne born again.

Before Damon played Jason Bourne in director Doug Liman’s 2002 franchise kickoff The Bourne Identity, his career largely consisted of sensitive dramatic parts or supporting comic roles. Few of them showcased the Oscar-winning skills he displayed as co-writer and star of 1997’s Good Will Hunting. »

- Colin Covert

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Marni Nixon, Voice Behind Stars in Movie Musicals Like ‘My Fair Lady,’ Dies at 86

25 July 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marni Nixon, who gained fame as a “ghost singer” for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” died of breast cancer on Sunday in New York City. She was 86.

In the 1940s, ’50s and into the ’60s, major film actresses without great singing voices were often “dubbed” by anonymous background singers. Studio execs preferred to keep alive the myth that the stars did their own singing. Nixon became the most famous of these — inadvertently at first, because Kerr spilled the beans in an interview about “The King and I” in 1956.

She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Altadena, Calif. By the time she was 4, her family discovered that she had the rare gift of “perfect pitch” and started her on violin lessons.

By the time she was 7, she was working as an extra or bit player in films, which continued through her teen years. »

- Jon Burlingame

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Daniel Craig to star in Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky

26 May 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Steven Soderbergh's Nascar-set action thriller is to be led by Daniel Craig...

Steven Soderbergh's return to feature movie directing has landed a strong cast, with the news that Daniel Craig will be headlining Logan Lucky.

According to Deadline, Craig will be costarring with Katherine Heigl, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Channing Tatum, and Riley Keough in the high-speed crime thriller about brothers who conspire to shake up a Nascar race by committing an almost unthinkable heist. Few details about the undercover plot that has been let out of the gate so far.

Logan Lucky is a new starting line for Soderbergh, who had previously said to THR in 2015 that “I don’t have an interest in making another theatrical film unless my attitude changes or the business changes…film is increasingly fear-based in its decision-making, and that’s not a good base to be creative".

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Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2013 - winners and losers

6 May 2016 4:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2013 according to our jury of critics.

Each year, Screen International’s Jury Grid collates the verdicts of an international panel of critics to provide an impressively reliable prophecy of the year’s top prizes.

In 2013, the Screen International’s jury grid of critics were in complete agreement with the Cannes jury, and gave their top spot to Abdellatif Kechiche’s coming-of-age romance Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

The film, which the jury grid gave 3.4 out of 4, went on to win both the Palme d’Or and the Fipresci prize. It also made Cannes history by being the first film to be officially awarded the festival’s top prize for the work of its leading actors - Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux – alongside director Kechiche.

In second place, with 3.3, was Joel and Ethan Coen’s black comedy Inside Llewyn Davis. It was the »

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31 Years Of WrestleMania Mistakes

28 March 2016 12:08 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Since the super-show made its spectacular debut in 1985, WrestleMania has provided grappling fans with a multitude of memorable moments. Considered WWE’s ‘season finale’, the Showcase of Immortals is often the battleground to conclude the company’s hottest feuds, with the most anticipated match of the year reserved for the main event.

Yet WWE hasn’t always got things right. Truth be told, they’ve often got things wrong – very wrong. From racist facepaint, questionable choices of attire, dreadful singing, to just plain bad booking, the company has contrived to repeatedly gaffe on the grandest stage of all.

And consistently too, year by year…

 

31. WrestleManiaGene Okerlund: Star Crooner WWE.com

The inaugural WrestleMania was intended to be the epitome of ‘rock ‘n’ wrestling’, and as such had a huge celebrity involvement. Looking to appeal to a national audience, Vince McMahon drafted in the likes of Muhammed Ali, »

- Benjamin Richardson

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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania I

4 March 2016 11:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

Tito Santana vs. The Executioner

Special Delivery Jones vs. King Kong Bundy w/Jimmy Hart

Ricky Steamboat vs. Matt Borne

David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny Valiant (No Contest)

Ic Title Match: Greg Valentine (C) w/Jimmy Hart vs. Junkyard Dog

WWF Tag Team Title Match: Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (C) w/Lou Albano vs. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff w/Fred Blassie

Andre The Giant vs. Big John Studd w/Bobby Heenan ($15,000 Body Slam Challenge)

WWF Womens Title: Lelani Kai (C) vs. Wendy Richter w/Cyndi Lauper

Hulk Hogan & Mr. T w/Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff w/Bob Orton Jr.

 

The Lows:

Over the years, we’ve grown fairly used to WWE massaging certain ‘facts’ for their own benefit. »

- Jackson Ball

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10 Wrestling Facts We Didn’t Know Last Week (Mar 4)

4 March 2016 10:44 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Unquestionably, the biggest wrestling stars on offer at the original WrestleMania event were Hulk Hogan and ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. They were the glue holding the actual grappling side of things together, along with others like Paul Orndorff, Andre The Giant and Big John Studd. However, Vince McMahon didn’t believe professional wrestling was enough to make the event feel grand by itself.

For that very reason, he enlisted the help of celebrities like Mr. T, Liberace and Muhammad Ali. Mixing his WWF Superstars with these household names greatly helped ‘Mania, and it can’t be denied that the show is still the biggest highlight on the annual wrestling calendar to this day.

Back in 1985 however, not everyone was on board with McMahon’s vision. Some felt he was tarnishing the legacy of his father’s promotional techniques, turning wrestling into more of a casual entertainment attraction than a credible business. »

- Jamie Kennedy

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